Friday, August 21, 2009


Isn't it just fabulous that we still can relate to Jane Austen today? Take look at my newest cards in my shop: Her words are still so true.

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them."

"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."

"One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other."

Jane Austen knew how to say it. Don't you know someone who would enjoy these gems. Mail them or keep it for yourself and frame them.
Three 4" X "6 Quilted Postcards. Raw-edge quotation is also cotton. Actual cotton batting used. I first made the mini-quilt and then attached it onto timtex stiffening and the cardstock. This process makes the card puffy and soft like an actual quilt. These mini-quilts are quilted with shiny variegated thread. Postcard is finished with fabric binding or overcasted yellow and orange thread.
Can be sent through the mail for 28 cents and arrives in perfect shape. Card Stock back for easy writing. If you have any questions, please contact me either through my shop or

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Sunday, August 9, 2009


I love to spend time up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. That wondrous place of clear blue water, heavenly pine trees, and glorious fresh air were the inspiration for these new items listed in my shop:
These mini quilts would compliment any decor where warmth is wanted: cabin, den, boy's room, or basement.
What a sweet little cabin nestled among the pines on a starlit night. This 18" square scrappy quilt is made from 20 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The trees, cabin, moon, and star are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch. 15 buttons are hand sewn in the corners of the squares.
The branch is included.

Who wouldn't love snow with this happy little snowman smiling back at them. This 19" X 11" scrappy quilt is made from 16 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The letters and snowman are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch. French knots make up the eyes and mouth.
The Snowflakes are hand embroidered as are the snowman's arms

This richly patterned 20" X 13" wall hanging contains about 25 different cotton flannels and evenweaves. Although the quilt does not have batting, it is flannel-backed to give it stability. All the seams have been machine embroidered in different stitches with gold thread. Two large buttons set off the centers of the blocks.The wall hanging is finished in pillow case style with no binding. The branch it is hanging on is included.

This little darling will keep watch over home and hearth.
The angel is paper pieced in cotton evenweaves. The body is a blue batik with embroidered flowers along the bottom. The hair is jute with two french knot eyes. Two vintage buttons finish.
The 8" square mini quilt includes the birch branch hanger.

Lots of stars at night, especially with a crescent moon, with deer rustling in the pine forest.
This 21" X 15" scrappy quilt is made from 21 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The trees, deer, moon, and stars are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch.
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

ANGEL OF HOPE, mini quilt

I made this little quilt to give hope to those in need of it. The angel will watch over those in dire need from illness, death, divorce or anything that seems, at present, quite bleak.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
-Alexander Pope,An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1733

Hope springs eternal when this darling is in the room. The background fabric is hand dyed muslin with tea to give it an aged look. She is machine-appliqued with a button hole stitch. In her arms is a hand-embroidered wreath of french knots.

As she floats among the stars, her golden metallic halo shines.

The word hope has been stitched by hand.

This 11" X 16" mini quilt would be perfect by a child's bedside or hanging above a crib. She would also make a great table topper at Christmas.
It is for sale at
If you would like a hanging sleeve attached or a personalized label, please let me know.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

SALE - Quilted Fabric Postcards

Quilted Fabric Postcards lets someone know you care.
When you figure the cost of a regular greeting card that gets thrown away, a "OOAK" (one of a kind) mini quilt will be treasured. There's not even an envelope! What a great way to go green by reducing waste.

It can be sent through the mail as is and arrives in perfect condition. I know, I have sent many out to friends and family. I have seen them as magnets on their refrigerators, hung on bulletin boards in dorm rooms, or framed on their desk.

Keep it personal with those that are important in your lives. Show them you are thinking of them with a handwritten note. That never goes out of style.

In honor of that, I have put 21 quilted fabric postcards on sale. Here is a sampling of them from my shop,

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